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Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  16 September 2003 (USA)
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The island of Mata Nui must face one final threat from the evil Makuta: The Rahkshi. The only hope for the survival of the islanders rests with two Matoran villagers, who must find the seventh Toa and deliver him the Mask of Light.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jason Michas ...
Takua / Toa Takanuva (voice)
Andrew Francis ...
Jaller (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Toa Tahu / Toa Onua / Graalok the Ash Bear (voice)
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Makuta / Pewku (voice)
Christopher Gaze ...
Turaga Vakama (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Toa Gali (voice)
Dale Wilson ...
Toa Lewa / Turaga Onewa (voice)
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Toa Kopaka / Hewkii (voice)
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Toa Pohatu (voice)
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Turaga Nokama (voice)
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Hahli (voice)
Doc Harris ...
Kolhii Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

In a land of living machines, two young ones are chosen to seek the legendary Mask of Light to reveal the savior of all the lands from the dark forces of the Makuta. During the course of their adventure, they will call on the heroes of their people, the great Toa. These Toa, masters of nature's forces such as Fire, Wind, Earth & Water, try to protect the chosen ones as they seek their destiny. Written by maestro-1

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A Hero Will Be Revealed


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$5,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Two initial scripts were written, one by Alastair Swinnerton (who was also one of the co-creators of the Bionicle franchise) and one by Henry Gilroy. In the end, Gilroy's script was used due to time constraints, but he incorporated several of Swinnerton's ideas. The finalized script went through 8 drafts. See more »

Goofs

Upon meeting Makuta, Takanuva orders Hahli to summon the islanders to Makuta's evil lair. Wouldn't it make more sense to bring the people there after the powerful villain has been defeated? In the first drafts of the script, they had a reason to be there, since the island was to be falling apart and only Makuta's underground cave was safe. But this plot was abandoned in the finished movie, so why would Takanuva want to summon the people if they are perfectly safe above ground? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Turaga Vakama: Gathered friends, listen again to our legend, of the Bionicle. In a time, before time, the great spirit, Mata Nui, fell from the heavens, carrying we, the ones called the Matoran. We were separate, and without purpose, so the Great Spirit illuminated us with the three virtues: Unity, Duty, and Destiny!
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Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits, a sentence written in Matoran script appears. It reads: "No Rahi were harmed in the making of this film". ("Rahi" is a term that refers to Mata-Nui's fauna.) See more »

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A movie for the fans
19 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie isn't for everyone, that's true, but this isn't necessarily based on an age-value, but an experience-value. Mask of Light is a movie more so created for the FANS of the Bionicle series. It isn't impossible that somebody unfamiliar would enjoy the movie, but it does make it more difficult for them to really bond with the characters and the story line. Of course it would promote the toy line in SOME sense, that's only logical considering the movie is a PRODUCT of the toy line, but it does not revolve around that aspect. The character's features were altered to take on a more lifelike state, yet without straying too far from their familiar appearances that fans have come to know them by. As far as expressions go, the characters display emotion beautifully. The way that the masks were designed, as they were to suit the film, allowed for obvious expression that the actual toys could not replicate. Overall, the film was an excellent rendition of the Bionicle world + characters, amazing soundtrack, smooth flowing animation, and rich in design. Bionicle has been around for some years now. This movie didn't just POP UP from a new and showing story. Development of the characters + the legends has evolved greatly. If this movie had been made to COMPLETELY suit those unfamiliar with Bionicle, it wouldn't have been set in the time area that it had, or have gone straight to home video.


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